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2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
FİFA U-17 Qadınlararası Dünya Çempionatı Azərbaycan 2012
Tournament details
Host country Azerbaijan
Dates 22 September – 13 October
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 6 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  France (1st title)
Runners-up  North Korea
Third place  Ghana
Fourth place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 119 (3.72 per match)
Attendance 257,666 (8,052 per match)
Top scorer(s) North Korea Ri Un-Sim (8 goals)
Best player France Griedge Mbock Bathy
Best goalkeeper France Romane Bruneau
Fair play award  Japan
← 2010
2014 →

The 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup women's football tournament is the third such tournament. It will be held in Azerbaijan from 22 September to 13 October, following a decision by the Executive Committee on 19 March 2010.

France won the title after defeating Korea DPR 1–1 (7–6 after pen.).


The official mascot of this World Cup is The Top Top Girl. This means ball in Azerbaijani. It is a young girl with the national flag painted on her cheeks. The body is blue, red, green and white like the host's national team. Her brown hair in a ponytail is meant to look like a buta. This is a curving decorative motif widely used in Azerbaijani art.

Qualified teams

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifiers
AFC (Asia) 2011 AFC U-16 Women's Championship  China
 North Korea
CAF (Africa) 2012 African U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament  Gambia
(North, Central America and Caribbean)
2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship  Canada
 United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2012 South American Under 17 Women's Championship  Brazil
OFC (Oceania) 2012 OFC Women's Under 17 Qualifying Tournament  New Zealand
UEFA (Europe) 2012 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship  France
Host nation  Azerbaijan
1.Teams that made their debut.
Countries on 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Teams which will play in final round
Teams which did not qualify
Countries which didn't take part in qualifications
Countries which are not in FIFA


All four venues were first to be only in Baku. There will also be matches in Lankaran. Tofik Bakhramov Stadium is the stadium where the final stages will be held.


The following awards were given for the tournament:

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
France Griedge Mbock Bathy North Korea Ri Hyang-Sim Japan Yui Hasegawa

Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
North Korea Ri Un-Sim Nigeria Chinwendu Ihezuo Nigeria Halimatu Ayinde

FIFA Fair Play Award Golden Glove
 Japan France Romane Bruneau

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